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16 June 2010 @ 11:44 am
my mind is feeling rather less solid than usual today.  
- I do not actually remember adding "rory williams" to my LJ interests. I don't even remember doing it! But there it is. What. (And yes, I remember adding "eleventh doctor" and "amy pond.") (That is...a little too meta for me, after this morning.)

- Have any of you ever dreamed about the Dreaming? I've only done it the once (that I can recall), but if one may be allowed to generalize: one sees things (I think Adam--yes, the Adam--was there?), and has the sense that one is being told something terribly important about the way the world really works, and then one begins to wake and the dream starts to fade, just as in all the stories (and then you woke up), and one is left feeling rather...fictional.

I don't--quite--like feeling fictional, it turns out. Oh, I daresay it has all sorts of salutary effects; it induces humility, for a start. But it makes it rather harder to get through a morning when one is thinking things like, "If I were in fact in a story, there would be no way of knowing it! Because storybook people don't go around thinking they're any less real, do they? Unless perhaps they are in something metafictional and/or Borgesian."
viomisehuntviomisehunt on June 17th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I have dreamed about dreaming. I have recurring dreams about having an entire different life, based on choices I didn't make. Like I'm always in this other house, that I passed up to get this one. I "wake" up and realize I'm still asleep because the other persons has a different job and is dating someone I would not (but he's nicer in the dream) or I'm pregnant or people I know are dead are still alive, and I realize I'm still dreaming-- I hope.

Edited at 2010-06-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 17th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
That's interesting, that it's the same dream and the same sorts of choices. I used to have a recurring nightmare as a kid, but now I just have teaching anxiety dreams that are similar to each other, but not the same. :)

I don't mind the dreams that are just plain weird as much as the ones where I'm not quite sure whether I've woken up for a little while after. Even when the dream is totally mundane, like if I dream that I've gotten ready for the day--because then I'm not sure if I did all those things and have fallen asleep again (and am now dreaming that I'm in bed), or what.